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Steel Staircase Design Considerations

June 18, 2020

When it comes to traversing different levels in homes or commercial spaces, staircases are one of the simplest ways to get from point A to point B. Being a relatively easy way to maneuver around the various levels of a building does not mean that they are simple in design. 

When choosing the best design for your home or commercial space, aesthetics should be considered in addition to functionality.


One of the biggest considerations when it comes to stair design is material. You’ll want something sturdy enough to stand the test of time, but versatile enough to meet your unique design needs. Steel stairs are a popular choice - widely known as one of the most durable and flexible options available.


Steel is a central material used in construction and to some extent, interior design as well. Well-designed steel-based stairs can bring an industrial look to a contemporary home. Or it can simply maintain the status quo when placed in more commercial or industrial settings.


Why do people choose steel stairs?


Steel-type stairs are primarily chosen for their high tensile strength - which provides great support and durability. Steel also holds up well when faced with the elements in comparison to other material alternatives, making them suitable for outdoor use. Steel is also flexible when it comes to fabrication - meaning spiral and curved staircases can be easily achieved when fabricated from steel. 


What other materials can be used with steel in staircase design?


If you’re looking to fabricate steel-based stairs for a contemporary feel, try pairing them with glass elements. Glass panels used under steel railings can contribute to a sleek, modern look inside the home. Similarly, wood  can be used for the steps or even the railing of the steel stairs to provide a more natural looking feel in the home. 


Where can I find a steel stair fabricator?


Scarboro Steel Works is a premium structural steel fabricator capable of bringing your steel staircase design to life. With years of experience and a higher standard of excellence when it comes to customer service, we are certain of our ability to provide you with the results you’re looking for.